Flyer Pride

flyer band

One Act Play

Bagley Kicks

Our Mission

Pursuing Educational excellence for all: 

Provide a learning environment that inspires and prepares each student to achieve his/her dreams, contribute to community, and engage in lifelong learning.

Our Core Values

Fair and consistent treatment of all

All students ability to learn

Valuing every staff and student

Engaging lessons for all students


PRIDE Campaign

Bagley Public Schools supports community-wide communication as promoted by the PRIDE-inscribed bracelets that continue to be shared with our students, staff, families, and community members. Inside the bracelets is a reminder of who we are in Bagley:






Questions? Ask any student or staff member, or call the District Office at 694-6184. We have PRIDE in Bagley!

Life at Bagley, Minnesota

Staff Voices on Bagley

"The Art programs at Bagley Public School are very strong. The school offers many visual art programs including pottery, web design, and graphic design. The Drama department puts on a few plays every year and is led by a brilliant director. Our Schools One Act Play has gone to State 8 years in a row!! Bagley public school also offers music classes such as Band and Choir. These classes have opportunities to perform at Solo, Small Ensemble, and Large Group Contest of which they receive multiple Superiors. There is also a Spring Trip planned every year for their participants. Bagley Public School offers opportunities for your children to grow and excel in the Arts."

Mr. Joshua Gunderson  

   Music Teacher, Choir and Band Director

Mr. Gunderson

"I student taught at Bagley Public Schools and knew I wanted to return and work within the district one day. I am blessed to be afforded the opportunity to work at Bagley Public Schools and watch as a parent as my own children grow here as learners. The staff are wonderful and caring people. I am proud to serve our community each and every day."

Mrs. Sarah Larson  

   Curriculum & Instruction Coach

Mrs. Sarah Larson

I am proud to say that this is my 25th year of teaching at the Bagley School District! I love our school and the small community in which we live! Not only did my husband and I both graduate from Bagley, both of our daughters have as well. Our school has always had a number of extra-curricular opportunities for students to participate in whether it is sports, academics, or the arts. Our daughters were able to take several classes in high school that counted as college credits. This saved them nearly a whole year of college expenses! I am thankful to be a part of our school staff, and to have taught so many students who have each touched my heart in a special way.

Mrs. JaNelle Melbo  

   Math Interventionist

Mrs. JaNelle Melbo

Calling Bagley Home


The town of Bagley has a lot of small-town charm and is full of friendly people to get to know. As of the 2020 census, its population is 1,285 people. Bagley is the county seat of Clearwater County. It is located at the junction of US Highway 2 and State Highway 92 and surrounded with opportunities for outdoor recreation like hunting, fishing, swimming, skiing, hiking and much more! In addition, Itasca State Park and the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River are just a few miles south of Bagley. Residents of Bagley enjoy that peaceful country vibe while also being only a short 25-minute drive from the city of Bemidji where they can get their "big city" fix! The city of Bagley and the surrounding area is served by Bagley Public Schools. The Bagley Elementary School has approximately 500 students in their building ranging from preschool through grade 6 while the Bagley High School educates roughly 400 students in grades 7-12. For a small town, the Bagley community and schools have a lot to offer!

Things to do in Bagley



Bagley Independent School District 162 does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, disability, receipt of public assistance, marital status, or age in employment.